TRAVEL AGENT ATTEMPTS SELF IMMOLATION
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, May 20: A travel agent Friday attempted to kill himself and his family members by sprinkling petrol over them, but was prevented from doing so by police and photo journalists present there.Tariq Ahmad Rather along with his wife, sister and mother-in-law, tried to immolate themselves at the Press Enclave near city centre Lal Chowk after he had an altercation with fellow agents at Residency Road here, a police official said.
Rather was working as a travel agent at a bus stand in Lal Chowk which was recently relocated to another place.While he wanted to work independently at the new place, other travel agents demanded that he should join the union.
Police later summoned the union representatives who agreed to let him work independently, the official said.
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